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Tapestry of Dance Workshops

Geared toward all levels ages 16+, our workshops provide a unique opportunity for students to focus on learning the technique in a particular style of dance, learn from a professional instructor, meet new people and have fun.

Flamenco WorkshopIntroduction to Flamenco

NEW DATE: Sunday, July 29 | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Instructor: Ana Maria Barcelo

In this master class, students will learn the main techniques of flamenco dance including braceo (movement of the hands and arms), marcajes (marking), zapateo (footwork) and palmas (rhythmic clapping). In addition, the students will learn a very short choreography using all these elements.

Requirements:

*No previous flamenco knowledge is required.
*Wear comfortable clothes (gym clothes)
*Women can bring a long skirt
*Flamenco shoes are preferable, but if you don’t have them, you can wear any type of closed shoes.

$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door

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Line DancingBoot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop

Thursday, August 2 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Instructor: Michelle Schroeder

In this workshop, students will learn popular line dances like Boot Scootin’ Boogie (aka Elvira/Four Corners) and Cupid Shuffle, as well as a few other fun line dances. You will be given step by step instruction and then dance each dance to the appropriate music.

The second half of the workshop you will learn the basic steps for the Two-Step (quick, quick, slow, slow) with a few moves you can add so you will be ready to step out at your next dance adventure!

Requirements:
*No previous experience required
*No partner required (but bring your significant other or friend to two-step with)
*Wear soft soled shoes or boots that won’t stick to the floor (flat, smooth bottom with minimal thread is best). No flip flops and closed toe shoes are best!

$10 pre-registered online | $15 at the door

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About the Instructors

Ana María Barceló began taking ballet classes when she was 3 years-old in her native country Puerto Rico. She felt an immediate passion for dance and a few years later she decided to start taking flamenco classes with Antonio Santaella, a renowned Spanish dancer from Granada. After a few months, she was chosen to compose his flamenco company "Mosaico Almudéjar," where she had the opportunity to perform in many theaters and tablaos around the island. To improve her flamenco skills, Ana María has been frequently travelling to Spain to take classes in prestigious flamenco schools including Amor de Dios, Manuel Betanzos, Flamenco Ados, etc.

With over 15 years of performing and teaching experience, her energetic and joyful dance is the culmination of extensive training under the guidance of expert flamenco figures such as Alfonso Losa, María Juncal, Manolo Marín, “La Lupi”, Angel Antienza, El Farru among many others. Ana María has recently moved to Houston, where she is offering flamenco classes for students at different levels and ages. Her main goal is to promote and disseminate the art of flamenco dance in the city.

Michelle Schroeder is an experienced dance instructor with over 30 years of teaching various forms of dance to students of all ages! Michelle set in motion her love of dance at age three when she began dance lessons at a dance studio in Houston. This passion followed her to Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Dance and finished university life with a Master of Arts in Dance Performance, Instruction and Choreography.

Michelle’s full-time career has been teaching dance in public, fine arts schools throughout Houston for over 30 years. In addition, she has taught social dance styles like two-step, polka, western waltz and jitterbug (east coast swing) to adults for recreation, weddings and special events. Her current love for line dancing has lead her to teach classes throughout the Houston area as well as workshops for various ages and events!

Join Michelle and other dancers and learn some fun Line Dances & Two Step to get ready to dance at a wedding reception or party you might be attending in the near future, dancing at the honky tonk or just for fun and exercise!
 

Try something new and check out our complete listing of dance classes for the summer which include Intro to Ballet, Intro to Tap and more advanced dance classes as well. For more information, please contact Maxine Silberstein at msilberstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.551.7217.